Îles du Salut attractions

Island in Îles du Salut

Île Royale

Once the administrative headquarters of the penal settlement, Île Royale has several restored prison buildings, including a fine prisoner-built chapel and a restaurant-guesthouse where it's possible to eat an excell…
Island in Îles du Salut

Île St Joseph

With its eerie solitary-confinement cells and guards' cemetery, Île St Joseph is overgrown with coconut palms, though it does have a good white-sand beach that is perfect for swimming.
Island in Îles du Salut

Île du Diable

Covered with a thick foliage of palms, rocky Île du Diable (Devil's Island) was where the most high-profile prisoners were kept, including Alfred Dreyfus. Sadly most day-trip boats don't stop here, but it's a reward…
Museum in Îles du Salut

Director's House

This breezy old house holds a very interesting history display (in French and English), including some old photographs from the penal colony days.